Predictors of clavicle fixation in multiply injured patients

Adrian Tinney, Afshin Kamali Moaveni, Lara A. Kimmel, Belinda J. Gabbe

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Introduction: Clavicle fractures account for approximately 10% of all fractures in multiply injured patients. Our study aims to determine factors associated with surgical fixation of the clavicle fracture in multiply injured patients. Methods: Major adult trauma patients from 2005 to 2014 with a clavicle fracture were included. Multivariate analysis was undertaken to determine the variables associated with fixation. Results: 1779 patients (median age of 47 and a median Injury Severity Score of 17) were included. 273 (15%) patients underwent clavicle fixation. Factors associated with surgical fixation of the clavicle included: year, younger age, ICU admission, or an associated humerus or scapula fracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • Clavicle fracture
  • Multiply injured patient
  • Operative treatment
  • Surgical fixation
  • Trauma
  • Trauma registry

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